Peer Review Policy
For the acceptance of a manuscript, it should be reviewed by at least two reviewers. Authors will generally be notified by email the acceptance, rejection status within at least four weeks of the submission. The manuscript might be rejected, if the content is not in line with the JBS'sjournal scope, does not meet the ethical standards (i.e. plagiarism, duplicate publication, false authorship, fabrication of data and citation manipulation), does not meet the required quality, has incorrect grammar. Manuscripts can also be rejected if there are two reviewers who gave negative decisions. The primary criteria for publication in JBS are scientific quality. The accepted papers will be published in chronological order.
The review process JBS offers a double-blind peer review option, Neither the peer reviewers nor the authors are revealed to each other. Reviewers should have the Scopus-ID or Researcher-ID (Thomson Reuters). Reviewers may also be invited from journals published by major publishers such as Elsevier or Springer. They must come from different institutions with authors; preferably originating from three different countries.
Uncorrected proofs will be sent to the corresponding author by email as Pdf files for checking and correcting typographical errors. To avoid delay in publication, corrected proofs should be returned within 7 days. The accepted papers will be published online in chronological order at any time, but printed in March, June, September, and December.